Robert Webster is a senior client partner based in Korn Ferry's Sydney office, where he heads the Board Services practice in Australasia and the Asia Pacific region. He also works in the Financial Services practice and the Professional Services practice.
Before joining Korn Ferry in 2001 Robert spent five years as Executive Director of the International Banks and Securities Association of Australia.
Prior to his financial sector experience, Robert spent over a decade in politics. He was an elected MP for Goulburn in 1984 and became a Minister in the Greiner government in January 1989. In May 1991, he was elected to the Legislative Council of New South Wales (NSW).
His ministerial portfolios included Planning, Housing and Property Services, Family and Community Services, Energy, State Development, Tourism, Administrative Services and Transport. Some of Robert’s ministerial achievements include the redevelopment of Homebush Bay for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, the commercialisation of electricity authorities in NSW and corporatisation of the Sydney Water Board into the Sydney Water Corporation.
Robert Webster holds various directorships. He is a Director of Brickworks Ltd and the Greater Sydney Local Land Services board. He is also a Justice of the Peace.